Devin has a BA. in Modern Language: French (Truman State University, 2022). Devin’s research interests include lexical and syntactic borrowings/substitutions between English and French in consumer media, such as in drag, in video game streaming, and in music. Having worked heavily with Congolese populations of rural Northeast Missouri, Devin has obtained a particular interest in African francophone Heritage Language Learning communities and intends to study further applied linguistics and pedagogical strategies for more inclusive approaches to the teaching of French to support the development of francophone identity within student populations of these Heritage Language Communities. Furthermore, an interest in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy serves to drive Devin’s research interests such as how media can be used to enhance language acquisition and Language Processing/Acquisition of an L3+ through a L2+. Devin is excited to be a part of the Department of French and Italian, as well as the community of Bloomington.
M.A. Student, French Linguistics